Hide that wreath! Don't give that present! And for God's sake go to work and don't make merry. Such pagan and "Pope-ish" thngs were frowned upon and legislated against by our Puritan forbears in ye olde New Haven. Why, Christmas is not mentioned anywhere in Scripture, so why celebrate it? Such now Scroogie insights emerged in the first of our holiday week of broadcasts with your host Allan Appel and Jason Bischoff-Wurstle of the New Haven Museum on This Day In New Haven History.